I painted my bedroom this weekend. I did the ceiling on Friday and two coats of paint on the walls on Saturday. After I finished I watched the Olympics. I saw the 38 year old winner of the women's marathon do extra laps in victory AFTER running 26.2 miles. Then I watched the women's swimming where 41 year old Danna Torres won a silver medal. On Sunday my legs ached ridiculously....because I alternated between getting up and down off a chair and squatting down to the floor to cut in the ceiling and walls before rolling paint on the walls, Oh, and I shoved some furniture around so I could get at the walls. I was sore from painting and these women didn't even look like they broke a sweat after their massive expenditures of energy.
Last week I was offended because when I went to the grocery store on Tuesday I was offered the senior citizen's discount (for age 55 and older) even though I won't be 40 until October (Mind you when I am 55 I will be perfectly content to look like I am 55 but at my current age I am less than thrilled to be told I look 16 years older than I am. When I am 55 I will be unhappy if someone assumes I am 71.). I'm thinking if painting makes me sore while other women my age are winning Olympic medals seemingly effortlessly maybe I should go back for the discount this week.
Either that or I should lobby the IOC to make house painting an Olympic Sport.